BAD day and losing will power fast!

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Posted: 13 Jan 2011, 18:53
My will power is waning very thin right now. One of my major problems is when I get stressed and upset I CRAVE sweets. Today my mom had a routine knee replacement and there were complications. Things have gone from bad to worse. I am 1300 miles away and can't be there. The stress is making me want to snack REALLY bad right now. And fruits and veggies will not satisfy the craving. I am trying to just distract myself with FS and reading all the inspirational stories. I have been doing so good this week and I do not want to ruin all my progress. I am fighting but am worried I will cave in since my roommate keeps all sorts of sweets and ice cream in the apartment. Just trying to stay busy so I don't get up and head to the kitchen.
Thanks for listening.
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away" Which, I believe, include hard workouts!

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Posted: 13 Jan 2011, 19:00

When I am stressed out and pondering eating everything in my house, I spend time distracting myself with video games. Basically anything that keeps your hands busy... it's hard to eat while trying to maneuver your sackboy in Little Big Planet Smile
"It doesn't matter how fast you run if you're not heading toward the finish line." - Jeff Levy

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Posted: 13 Jan 2011, 19:06
Breathe. You create your own destiny and I have faith that you will stay on your path to a healthier you. You can do it!

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Posted: 13 Jan 2011, 19:08
Thank you Bella, the poem was beautiful. I am doing my best to keep busy and my fiancé is cooking me dinner so hopefully I can eat a healthy dinner and fill up on that to stop the cravings. And maybe after dinner I will pick up my cross-stitch again. That used to work!
Thanks again!
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away" Which, I believe, include hard workouts!

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Posted: 13 Jan 2011, 21:19
I used to snack too after stressful days, or even out of sheer boredom. Now when I start feeling the cravings I grab a bottle of water. If that doesn't do the trick I go for a walk. If I'm not around the food I don't need then I won't find myself subconsciously putting it in my mouth.
Not to mention that a good walk is a great way to burn some calories, and the time alone can give you a chance to think about what was causing you the stress in the first place.
I can fully understand the stress of being miles away from your loved ones therefore feeling impotent to help. I now live in Ohio as a nurse while my aging parent's remain in Missouri. It kills me when I hear, usually weeks/months after the fact that one of them has fallen or needed some form of medical care.

Sometimes you just have to recite the Serenity prayer:
God, grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.

I didn't attend the funeral, but I did send a nice letter stating my approval. -Mark Twain

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